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LANZ: "Auckland"

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Published on Mar 2, 2018

Listen: http://smarturl.it/hoferlanz2

"Auckland" is the lead single from Hoferlanz II to be released on April 6, 2018.

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Says director Andrew Ondrejcak about his video: "I was watching Cyd Charisse getting undressed (in Silk Stockings, 1957) when Ben sent me his song. So I played them together. They seemed to shared a similar spirit - one of looseness and ease, of an effortless cool. But embedded within is a more disciplined approach, a studied craft. I felt like Cyd was my proxy, meandering though Ben’s music daydreams and, before I knew it, I was in love with Cyd Charisse and the whole video became an homage to her. In my mind, in my little room, it is Cyd singing as she shape-shifts though her exhausting costumes and on-stage schticks, transcending the phoniness and Hollywoodness."

Says LANZ about the song: " I was in Auckland with The National a couple of years ago, playing a festival and in sound check I got super excited about these drones and blips that I was getting through my synth chain. Over the next couple of days there, I worked on a sort of electro tone poem based off of these sounds and inspired by the landscape and energy of the city. Back home in my Brooklyn basement, the song just sort of happened, the bass and drums laying in perfectly with the sonic postcard that I had brought back from Auckland."

  • Category

  • Song

  • Artist

    • LANZ, James McAlister
  • Album

    • Auckland
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • The Orchard Music, WMG (on behalf of Brassland)

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